Prisons by country

Many prisons in Australia were built by convict labour in the 19th century. During the 1990s, various state governments in Australia engaged private sector correctional corporations to build and...
Prisons by country - Wikipedia
This Brazilian jail gives prisoners the keys to their cells
Prisoners have to study, work and pursue a hobby every day. Read more: #wefimpact
NKVD - Stalin's Secret Police
When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, Russians gained unprecedented access to the KGB archives. This documentary series, produced in 1991-92 by Russian filmmak...
Jun 19,1953- Rosenbergs Executed
On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.
Penny Lane: Gitmo's other secret CIA facility
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few hundred yards from the administrative offices of the Guantanamo Bay prison, hidden behind a ridge covered in thick scrub and cactus, sits a closely held secret. A dirt road win...
10 Ways to Adapt to Prison
Say less. When in doubt, say nothing at all. Listening, really listening, will educate you to the lingo and to what’s happening around you.
Ramen Is Displacing Tobacco As Most Popular US Prison Currency, Study Finds
Cost-cutting measures by private facilities have led to subpar food quality and fewer meals, making noodles a commodity that trades well above its value
Justice Department Says It Will End Use Of Private Prisons
In the wake of critical reports, the deputy attorney general told officials to reduce or decline to renew deals with contractors.
RIO 2016 Tourists Beware!!-Criminals Target Olympic Site In Brazil
Apparantly One Has To Be Very Vigilant In Rio During These Olympics Despite The Best Efforts Of The Police, Tourists seem to be a constant target.
What Times Square Looks Like to a Time Traveler from 1971 - Times Square & Theater District
After 44 years in prison, Otis Johnson wasn't ready for the world of electronic billboards and smartphones he found in Times Square. "I ain't never seen nothing like this before," Johnson said of the...
Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking inmate fight
Drone allegedly dropped a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco
A correctional facility, prison, gaol (England), or jail is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment....
List of Australian prisons
The list of Australian prisons is a list of operational and former Australian prisons for adult males and females and juveniles. Prisons listed as "museum" are former prisons that are now open for pub...
List of Australian prisons - Wikipedia
Immigration detention centres
Immigration detention is the policy of holding individuals suspected of visa violations, illegal entry or unauthorised arrival, and those subject to deportation and removal in detention until a decis...
Immigration detention centres - Wikipedia
Mandatory detention in Australia
Mandatory detention in Australia refers to a feature of Australian immigration policy whereby the Australian Government has legislated for the mandatory detention of all persons entering the country w...
Mandatory detention in Australia - Wikipedia
Laogai, the abbreviation for Láodòng Gǎizào (勞動改造/劳动改造), which means "reform through labor," is a slogan of the Chinese criminal justice system and has been used to refer to the use of penal labour a...
Laogai - Wikipedia
Penal system of Japan
The Penal system of Japan (including prisons) is part of the criminal justice system of Japan. It is intended to resocialize, reform, and rehabilitate offenders. The penal system is operated by the Co...
Department of Corrections (New Zealand)
The Department of Corrections (Corrections) (Māori: Ara Poutama Aotearoa) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with managing the New Zealand corrections system.Corrections' role and...
Department of Corrections (New Zealand) - Wikipedia
List of correctional facilities in New Zealand
There are 17 correctional facilities (prisons) in New Zealand. Three prisons, one each in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, house female offenders; the remaining 14 house male offenders.
List of correctional facilities in New Zealand - Wikipedia
Prisons in Estonia
The prisons in Estonia are operated by the Estonian Department of Prisons, which currently maintains five prisons around the country: Harku Prison, Murru Prison, Tallinn Prison, Tartu Prison and Viru ...
Prisons in Germany
The prisons in Germany are run solely by the federal states, although governed by a federal law. The aim of prison confinement in Germany is twofold: emphasis is placed on enabling prisoners to lead ...
Prisons in Ireland
Historically, Ireland has enjoyed an extremely low rate of imprisonment. Recently, however, there has been considerable growthin the prison population.
In 1925, shortly after the establishment of ...
Prisons in Turkey
There are basically three types of prison in Turkey: closed, semi-open, and open. A further distinction is made between ordinary closed prisons and high-security prisons. Many prisons have separate bl...
Prisons in Turkey - Wikipedia
Her Majesty's Prison Service
Her Majesty's Prison Service is a part of the National Offender Management Service of Her Majesty's Government tasked with managing most of the prisons within England and Wales. (Scotland and Northern...
Her Majesty's Prison Service - Wikipedia
Northern Ireland Prison Service
The Northern Ireland Prison Service is an executive agency of the Department of Justice, the headquarters of which are in Dundonald House in the Stormont Estate in Belfast.It was established as an age...
Northern Ireland Prison Service - Wikipedia